Feldman Shepherd is pleased to announce that co-founding partner Alan M. Feldman has been honored as a recipient of The Legal Intelligencer’s Power Players Award. The award recognizes attorneys who, through their advocacy, made a significant impact in 2020 on public policy, legislation or jurisprudence in Pennsylvania. Mr. Feldman will receive the award at a reception on June 24, 2021.
Mr. Feldman practices in all manner of catastrophic personal injury litigation ― including cases arising from unsafe cars and trucks, automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, sexual abuse on campuses and dangerous and defective products, with a particular focus on products intended for children and infants.
In 2020, Mr. Feldman achieved a $46 million recovery on behalf of the parents of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally injured in May 2017 by the tip-over of an IKEA MALM dresser, which unbeknownst to the boy’s parents had been recalled. The settlement is believed to be the largest child wrongful death recovery in American history. It marks the fourth dresser tip-over case that Mr. Feldman has litigated against IKEA and raises the total amount that he has recovered for victims of IKEA dresser tip-overs to almost $100 million.
Also in 2020, Mr. Feldman filed a class action lawsuit against IKEA in connection with its initial recall in June 2016 and “re-announced” recall in November 2017 of nearly 30 million dressers that do not comply with the furniture industry’s voluntary safety standards and which IKEA knew are prone to tip over. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleges that IKEA made “feeble” efforts in advising consumers of the recalls and was not honoring the recall terms. It is believed to be the first lawsuit in Pennsylvania to address whether companies may bear legal liability when they conduct deficient recalls.
“One thing I know about Alan Feldman is that he makes a difference. His individual cases, his public advocacy, his mentorship of others, and his leadership amongst the Bar all demonstrate the positive impact his efforts have had in preserving justice and improving the lives of so many. We are proud of our friend and founding partner, and appreciate this recognition,” said Mark W. Tanner, co-managing partner at Feldman Shepherd.
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